Sergeant Mac Eliot was a soldier and part a team of commandos. In 1987, the U.S. military and the CIA hired Dutch and his team for a rescue mission in the jungles of South America. Dutch’s team encounters a Predator who stalks them in the jungle. Mac becomes mentally unstable towards the end of the film and is killed by the Predator. Mac appears in 1987’s Predator and is played by Bill Duke.
Mac and Blain served together during the Vietnam War and saw action in Cambodia. At one point, his squad was ambushed leaving only Blain and Mac as the only survivors.
In 1980, they both joined Dutch’s private military team and in the subsequent years, saw action in Angola, Cambodia, Lebanon and Afghanistan. They recently ended a terrorist siege at the Sudanese Embassy in Berlin, Germany.
1987 Mission to South America
In 1987, Dutch and his squad landed on a beach in Conta Mana, Central America where Dutch met his former commanding officer General Phillips. He had hired Dutch and his team, Poncho, Billy, Mac, Blain, and Hawkins, to rescue a Guatemalan cabinet minister and his aide. They had been kidnapped by guerrillas and taken to a country in South America. Also there was Dutch’s old friend Al Dillon. Dillon was now working for the CIA and wanted to go along with Dutch. Dutch objected at first, saying his team only work alone but eventually agreed that Dillon could accompany them. A helicopter transported Dutch and his team into South America and dropped them off in the jungle.
Dutch’s team soon discovers the wreckage of a crashed helicopter that had been carrying the cabinet ministers. Billy found three skinned bodies hanging in the trees which were Green Berets out of Fort Bragg. Mac tells Blain, it’s ready to get ‘Old Painless’ out and Blain takes out his Minigun in preparation for the battle ahead. The squad pressed on to the guerrilla camp where a number of hostages were being held. The team launched their assault on the camp, killing almost everybody except a woman called Anna who is taken prisoner. Mac checks in on the dead hostages and tells Dutch that they aren’t South American.
Dutch and his squad make their way to the extraction point unaware they are being tracked by an unidentified creature. Anna attempts to escape who is caught by Hawkins. The creature spares Anna but kills Hawkins and drags his body away. Dutch organises a search to find Hawkins’ body. During the search, Blain is hit with a projectile, and then the Predator fires his shoulder cannon burning a hole straight through Blain’s chest. Mac sees Blain fall to the ground and sees a strange figure in the jungle. He picks up Blain’s minigun and fires it into the jungle.
The team set up camp for the night and put traps all around to prevent anything from getting in. Mac was mourning the loss of his friend and placed a flask on his body. A wild pig inadvertently enters the camps setting the traps off. In the mayhem, the team discover Blain’s body has been taken by the Predator and Dutch realises the enemy is using the trees to get around.
The next day, his team set up another trap made from a net and wait until the creature comes back. The trap is successful but it doesn’t hold the creature for long. Poncho is injured by a falling tree and the creature escapes. Mac becomes mentally unstable and pursues it while Dillon follows him. Dillon is searching for Mac when Mac suddenly grabs him. He shows Dillon an almost invisible creature in the jungle. They try to get closer to it and Mac is crawling under a log. He suddenly spots the Predator’s targeting laser on his arm. He looks up and the Predator fires his shoulder cannon, killing him.
Personality and Traits
Like other members of the squad, Mac was quite hostile towards Dillon. When Dillon slips in the jungle, Mac threatens him, saying if he gives away their position again, he’ll bleed him real quiet and leave him there to die. Mac was often seen with a razor shaving. With each encounter with the Predator in the mission, Mac slowly becomes even more emotionally unstable. In the attempt to trap the Predator and the Predator escapes, Mac pursues the Predator without even waiting for the other soldiers.
- Mac carried an M60E3 machine gun with a shortened barrel during the film, as well as a backup Desert Eagle.
- Other than Dutch, Mac was the only other member of the squad to injure the Predator.